Bhutan Karma Trails

Bhutan and the Tour of the Dragon

Day 1 (Paro2280m – Thimphu 2300m)
Arrive at Paro. Meet with your guide and driver, take 1hrs drive to Thimphu. Explore your to the country more by taking a walk over the bridge at chunzom to see the three idiosyncratic stupa’s at the confluence of two rivers. About 45min of drive one could visit the 900yr old rammed earth house at WangSimu. Evening to Tashichoedzong to witness the flag removal ceremony.
Overnight at Peaceful, Khang residency or similar

Day 2 (Thimphu 2300m – Tango/Chgari2600m, 45min)
Drive north of Thimphu town to Tango & Chagri, one of the distant Bhuddhist institute and colleges away from the city life. The school of arts and craft, indigenous hospital. Pangrizampa Goenba is where the juvenile monks are trained to become one of the finest astrologer of the future times.
Overnight at Khang Residency,Peacful or similar

Day 3 (2300mThimphu – 1250m Punakha, 3-4hrs)
A 3hr drive to the former capital and presently winter capital of the monastic body passing by Dochula at an elevation of 3140m approximately. The most scenic Pass in the region offers you great view of the Himalayas on a clear sky. The temple at the top of the small hill was built for His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo and for World peace who show cases one of the finest art and craft rare to be seen elsewhere. The palace of great happiness and the Dzong Chung located opposite facing the main entrance is believed to be built by an indian saint during his visit at the site as early as 13century.
Overnight at Damchen, Meri puensum or similar.

Day 4 (Punakha1250m – Gantey2900m, 4hrs)
The valley of the rare species of “Blacked necked cranes” is the only the reason why the valley is still without proper electricity for many decades thinking that one would destroy the natural habitat for the Cranes. Not very far from the civilization but it sure is one of the distant villages in western Bhutan where people still live old fashioned with the basic lifestyle. Depending on time one can always try and explore the valley more by a much tougher half day Shashi La Nature trail hike.
Overnight at Dewachen, Gakiling or similar

Day 5 (Gantey 2900m- Paro2280m, 4-5hrs)
Today an early drive to Paro and sighseeing in Paro. Visit the Dzongdrakha, Rinpung Dzong, National Museum and Dungtse Lhakang, Drugyal Dzong
Overnight at Tashi Namgay, Khangku or similar

Day 6 (Paro 2280m – Taktshang 3140m)
After paying your visit to enigmatic ‘Taktshang’, continue hiking uphill to Zangtopelri and to Ugyen tsemo and meet up with your trekking entourage waiting anxiously to serve to a hot cup of tea all for you. If you may, you can always become a part of the family of the janitor who lives next to the temple.
Camsite at Ugyen tsemo

Day 7 (Paro Taktshang 3140m)
Re-trace your way downhill to the ‘Taksthang’ visiting kinder garden buddhist school. If you may the traditional Herbal Hot Stone Bath can be arranged at a local farm house.
Overnight at Tashi Namgay, Khangku or similar

Day 8